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  • Coronavirus Snapshot 20211117
    Article: Nov 21, 2021

    The latest weekly Coronavirus snapshot for Bedford Borough has been published.

    The figures show that in the seven days up to 14th November:

    • 7,754 PCR tests were taken
    • There were 772 Coronavirus cases (75 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 441.9 (down from 399.0 in the previous week)
  • Bedford Borough Sports and Physical Activity Awards 2021
    Article: Nov 21, 2021

    Nominations for the Bedford Borough Sports and Physical Activity Awards 2021 are now open.

    These Awards recognise and celebrate the contribution of individuals, clubs and coaches to sports and physical activity locally.

    Physical movement, the camaraderie of team sports and the community has been key to so many people in keeping themselves fit, healthy and mentally well during the last 18 months.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Nov 20, 2021

    Ahead of next week's Executive Meeting, several new project proposals have been announced to further reduce the council's carbon emissions. The proposals set out funding for more solar panels on council buildings, new electric council vehicles, providing the charging infrastructure in the depot for the council's switch to electric vehicles as well as increasing tree planting.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson at the Enterprise Car Club
    Article: Nov 19, 2021

    To continue their commitment to reducing air pollution in the town centre, Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car have launched a Car Club service.

    The Nissan Leaf EV can be rented from Riverside Car Park off Horne Lane. Residents and visitors can rent the fully electric car for a few hours, a day or longer, with the aim of giving residents the option to reduce their car ownership but still have access to a vehicle when needed.

  • Bedford Town Bridge Flooding December 2020
    Article: Nov 18, 2021

    With the approach of winter, Bedford Borough Council is hosting an online 'Flood Forum' on Tuesday 23 November at 7pm, during Bedfordshire Flood Preparedness Week.

    Throughout this week the local Councils, Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue alongside others will be sharing advice to help people get prepared for and stay safe during flooding.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson planting a tree
    Article: Nov 17, 2021

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has planted the first of over 10,000 trees to be planted in Bedford Borough this tree planting season.

    The Council has successfully won funding through the Treescapes Fund to plant trees in Bedford Park, Addison-Howard Park and on-street to replace those sadly lost to disease. They have also won funding through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund which will see trees planted in Kingsbrook.

  • Electric car cable plugged in (Michael Fousert @ unsplash.com)
    Article: Nov 16, 2021

    Figures from July reveal the number of electric vehicle charging points per 100,000 people in Bedford Borough (49.8) is double the regional average (25). Commenting on the data Mayor Dave Hodgson said, "These figures show that there is nowhere better in the East of England to own an electric vehicle and we are committed to increasing numbers of charging points across Bedford Borough. This is an important part of driving down emissions and making sure we reach our commitment to be a net zero carbon council by 2030".

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Nov 15, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council has agreed to award £9,610 to the Bedford Pentecostal Church following their application to the Mayor's Climate Change Fund.

    The monies awarded to Bedford Pentecostal Church will be used for installing improved LED lighting to reduce the building's electricity consumption.

    The Mayor's Climate Change Fund can provide up to 50% match funding for projects that help to reduce carbon emission and energy costs of community buildings within Bedford Borough.